When Trash Talking Kobe Bryant Goes VERY Wrong...

Jul 31, 2019
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Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players ever, but this NBA player trash talked him and it went very wrong… #Kobe #NBA #trashtalk
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Trash talk has always been a part of the NBA, but there are just certain players you don’t talk trash to. Why am I showing you this? That one bucket has a lot trash talk behind it. So let’s just get right into it. Drop a like for more stories like this, and as Kobe would say I work hard so subscribe, otherwise Kobe might get a little personal.
So the year is 1999, Kobe is 20 years old fresh off of his second season in the NBA, his first All-Star season in which he averaged 15.4 points a game coming off the bench. Kobe was far from a star when he came in the league, but he definitely was beginning to develop into a promising player. That’s when Kobe met Ruben Patterson. Ruben Patterson was a second round pick in the 1998 draft. The 23 year old, 6’ 5” shooting guard was looking for a place in the league. Lakers teammates described him as energetic and aggressive. As Derek Fisher said, ”I was at practice every day, You don’t really have to think about what he’s saying. Because Ruben was a shooting guard, he was matched up with Kobe in practice. Leading up to the first meeting between the Supersonics and Lakers in the 1999-2000 season, Phil Jackson said Ruben didn’t fit well with the Lakers because of his bad shooting, but fits with the Sonics. And then out of nowhere, Ruben Patterson apparently, as the LA times reported in November of 1999, caught the Lakers attention by calling himself the “Kobe Stopper”.
He didn’t say anything at the time, but after Kobe retired, he said I had to torch him. That next game against the Sonics, Kobe drops 31 and 6 on 61% shooting from the field coming off of a 3 day road trip. The funny thing is, Ruben Patterson wasn’t matched with Kobe, he was matched on to Glen Rice, and would at times switch on to Kobe. And when he did, Kobe got him.
Soon there would be a game in which Ruben heavily guarded Kobe and sh*t got crazy. I want to focus on and that’s on April 14, 2004, the last game of the 2003-2004 regular season. At this point in time, Ruben is on the Trail Blazers and Kobe and the Lakers are trying to win their 4th straight championship. Kobe at this point is a full on superstar. Yeah So the game starts with Kobe being Kobe and Ruben watching from the bench. And when Ruben came in, well it was like he wasn’t even there. Kobe made it look like it was clockwork and Ruben got switched off of him as the Blazers opted to throw another body at Kobe. Kobe gets by Ruben, gets fouled with 55 seconds left. He misses the first and misses the second. This is also during their tumultuous season with his teammates doubting Kobe’s shot selection. Fast forward and Kobe has Ruben on a string on the perimeter, he pump fakes, gets Ruben Patterson to bite, and misses. Kobe easily got the shot he wanted and missed it. This isn’t great defense, Kobe was toying with Ruben again. And then this happens.
This time he played the best defense he ever played on Kobe on the most important possession he has ever defended Kobe on and it didn’t matter. There was no one player that can stop Kobe. Yeah the game was slightly important for the Lakers, but you know Kobe takes every game seriously. He was able to shut all the Ruben Patterson talk and justify his shot selection at the same time. Keep in mind that Kobe had been wanting to destroy Ruben and this was probably the best way to do it, until he kinda did again when he hit this in double overtime. Ruben Patterson actually went the wrong way on this screen, going around instead of cutting in and so another player made the late switch to cover up for it and that little airspace was enough for Kobe to hit the game winner. You know how many points Ruben had. 2. IAfter the game, Ruben asked Kobe for his shoes. Ruben was in disbelief, Ruben did a complete 180. (Wow) Kobe finished that game with 37 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists including 12 in that 4th quarter.
In an interview in 2006 by ESPN, Kobe was directly asked about the “Kobe Stopper” and he just said "Oh, come off it, are you kidding me?" Bryant said incredulously. "Last time I had like 40 against the guy."
According to Ruben Patterson later on his career, Shawn Kemp gave him that nickname when he was in Portland and that Ruben never called himself the Kobe Stopper. But then why is there an article in 1999 from the LA Times that says you called yourself the Kobe Stopper.
Forget all the stats. Forget all the other times Kobe roasted Ruben. Just know Kobe immortalized Rube Patterson in this one highlight and know, trash-talking Kobe doesn’t usually end well. But what do you think? Where do you rank Kobe all time?

  • Where does Kobe rank all time? Turn on your notifications to ALL, otherwise your fate is like the Kobe Stopper ;(

    • Michael Jordan,Kobe Bryant,Majic Johnson

      Jerrod BridgefJerrod BridgefMonth ago
    • Warrior for Christ ATL truth

      Michael ScarnMichael Scarn2 months ago
    • Kobe is the greatest of all time PERIOD

      Warrior for Christ ATLWarrior for Christ ATL2 months ago
    • @Michael Scarn Facts

      The REAL GOATThe REAL GOAT2 months ago
    • Kobe is my GOAT and that’s all that matters to me

      Michael ScarnMichael Scarn2 months ago
  • Dominate

    Diamond LagmayDiamond Lagmay8 days ago
  • Mentioning Patterson’s point total of 2 does NOTHING for your argument of him stopping Kobe. Not that I think Patterson could guard Kobe, but still.

    albertdb3albertdb314 days ago
  • "Got given" bro u just made me cringe so hard.. its okay we still love ya

    Jose RamirezJose Ramirez16 days ago
  • Man your voice is so annoying!!!! The subject was interesting; what you say is great and well informed but I was bored 2 minutes after the start... Well done none the less very instructive

    From a darkened mindFrom a darkened mind17 days ago
  • Kobe is my favorite and yes he dominated lol

    Shawn RoundsShawn Rounds28 days ago
  • Kobe's mamba mentality was Lit. Makes him one of the Greats. Probably, he can go toe to toe with MJ if and only if they meet each other arlt their prime.


    Juan MiguelJuan MiguelMonth ago
  • D.O.M.I.N.A.T.E.D

    Emilee MarshallEmilee MarshallMonth ago
  • Damm why Kobe one of the best much respect R.I.P Kobe 🙏🙏🙏

    August AugustineAugust AugustineMonth ago
  • Michael Jordan one and Koby a close 2nd tho

    Jerrod BridgefJerrod BridgefMonth ago
  • You better bow to the best Lebron recognize

    FrEsH 915FrEsH 915Month ago
  • Rest In Peace love you man!!!!

    Charles HenryCharles HenryMonth ago
  • Kobe Bryant is the best player of all time. G.O.A.T. Hands down

    Carmen HaroCarmen HaroMonth ago
  • Brian scalabrine is the goat not Jordan or lebron James and Jordan

    Gregory CampbellGregory CampbellMonth ago
  • I love Kobe Bryant #LAKERS he is number one in my eyes and this is before his death R.I.P

    Ms 328Ms 328Month ago
  • He is the "KobeStopper" He Never Played Kobe He Was Playing The Mamba

    Carlos SmithCarlos SmithMonth ago
  • The Lakers weren't going for 4 straight. They lost in 03.

    robbereal1982robbereal1982Month ago
  • Dominated. Please make more kobe videos. His my idol. Thanks

    patrick villanuevapatrick villanuevaMonth ago
  • Dominated

    Malik DMalik DMonth ago

    theodore pierceytheodore pierceyMonth ago
  • R.I.P. to the legend Kobe aka the Black Mamba

    Ava CoffeeAva CoffeeMonth ago

    AreidaAreidaMonth ago
  • Dominated

    Hector VargasHector VargasMonth ago
  • Dominated

    Ace HaidenAce HaidenMonth ago
  • The greatest in my book 24/08

    King Pop.King Pop.Month ago
  • Why do all these USworlds guys sound like wannabe broadcasters

    Vahe G.Vahe G.Month ago
  • Dominated

    Kevin WilliamsKevin WilliamsMonth ago
  • Dominant

    Joshua LinderJoshua LinderMonth ago
  • Miss you koob

    Ted vTed v2 months ago
  • Bro this is how you know this guy makes good content he makes nba videos and has that background music that those good youtubers use

    Ultra Instinct NinjaUltra Instinct Ninja2 months ago
  • Dominated

    jacques Mushagashajacques Mushagasha2 months ago
  • dominated


    JativezRBLXJativezRBLX2 months ago
  • like for kobe

    Mrbeast FansMrbeast Fans2 months ago
  • We dominated bro

    Izzy CIzzy C2 months ago
  • 5:30 that scoring was insane

    t-series has gayt-series has gay2 months ago
  • RIP kb

    Amber MouaAmber Moua3 months ago
  • Rip the black mamba

    Timothy BlakeTimothy Blake3 months ago
  • Dominant

    Mateen QuwiMateen Quwi3 months ago
  • Dominique

    Linell TimmonsLinell Timmons3 months ago
  • #BlackMamba #Dominated

    David VillarrealDavid Villarreal3 months ago
  • Kobe will always have a special place in my heart ❤️🇵🇭

    cmrjc74cmrjc743 months ago
  • The best of all times

    Newyen ColebrookeNewyen Colebrooke3 months ago
  • Kobe switched his pivot..TRAVELING!

    Bradford SaundersBradford Saunders3 months ago
  • I remember Ruben Patterson the Kobe Stopper Blah ha ha ha ha.

    Blassie PBlassie P3 months ago
  • ruben is goated he is the kobe stopper

    future.danny260future.danny2603 months ago
  • That was also after another time (I think it was the 2002 1st round game 3) where he guarded Kobe and Kobe passed the ball to Horry for 3 to sweep them.

    Jeremiah WilliamsJeremiah Williams3 months ago
  • Dominated

    SWAGGYG 23SWAGGYG 233 months ago
  • Those are the 2 greatest and most difficult shots I have ever seen.

    Damon TaylorDamon Taylor3 months ago
  • 2:44 read Kobe's book. He said the reason Ruben said that was to get a contract and a good payday from some teams who would believe it, but Kobe had to show him up never the less

    Kelly MooreKelly Moore4 months ago
  • Dominated! He the Goat! Gilbert Arenas said it best!

    DaGreatEbolaDaGreatEbola4 months ago

    Tyler lynnTyler lynn4 months ago
  • Great vid.. One mistake @MJ2KALLDAY Phil's Lakers won 2000-2002.. They lost to the Spurs the 03 season and Detroit was the better Squad 04.. good video tho G.. real shit.. R.I.P MAMBA AND PRINCESS MAMBA 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙌🙌💜💛💜💛🖤🐍🏆🎖🏅

    Tyler lynnTyler lynn4 months ago
  • Ruben that one nigga from work that talks all the shit at work but never outside of work😭😂

    p thap tha4 months ago
  • We love you Kobe Bryant 8 🐍🐐🙏

    Jaypy Niño MotoJaypy Niño Moto4 months ago
  • Lowkey I think This is why trash talk and toughness is gone in today’s league.. people like Kobe and MJ were fueled by trash talk and having something to prove. Trying to bully them would get you destroyed. Players nowadays learned from their elders and now don’t wanna fuck with any great player in the league. Cause who knows if they got that Mamba mentality. Sometimes I think Kobe and/or MJ wouldn’t have been so great if they didn’t have something to prove and to fight for. Their greatness was made by the doubters and the disrespect of other players. They needed that fuel and fire. That’s just my analysis at least. Every “great” has that edge to them. But Kobe and MJ took it to a new level.

    Raymond AcanceRaymond Acance4 months ago
  • indian

    BallingOnKidsBallingOnKids4 months ago
  • Kobe rank #1 in the NBA Time..... Go sub to K U T TTv on USworlds

    KUT.T tv.KUT.T tv.4 months ago
  • In the thumbnail they are low key kissing

    Bruh For realBruh For real4 months ago
  • On my free time I always find myself watching your highlights Kobe...what a great player. So skilled. Thanks for the memorys.

    Ashley PeleAshley Pele4 months ago
  • DOMINATED! 💖Kobe

    Ilima LaronalIlima Laronal4 months ago
  • Kobe is the 🐐 RIP Mamba 😢

    Mohak TandonMohak Tandon4 months ago
  • 1999 was his 3rd season

    Erik JansenErik Jansen4 months ago

    Cobra ComicsCobra Comics4 months ago
  • RIP the best player ever!!! Still can't believe your gone!

    Darion PowellDarion Powell4 months ago
  • Kobe has and always will be my #1 Player of all time...R.I.P. MAMBA

    demetrio slaterdemetrio slater4 months ago
  • All respect to Kobe. His game was legendary. But in my humble opinion I have to place at two on my list. Jordan, Kobe then Westbrook. And no lebron is not in my top ten.

    Dmitrius WatleyDmitrius Watley4 months ago
  • I hate your voice but I like ur content

    Sky McCloudSky McCloud4 months ago

    Daniel Sebastian Juan Jose Jonathan FernandezDaniel Sebastian Juan Jose Jonathan Fernandez4 months ago
  • True Goat

    Patrice AgrippaPatrice Agrippa4 months ago
  • Kobe and Mj best players ever to play the game no one else reached their level

    Sha'iere SmirnoffSha'iere Smirnoff4 months ago
  • Kobe was freddy Mercury of basketball

    Sebastian MargescuSebastian Margescu4 months ago
  • The emotion of determination to win on Kobe Bryant face to his opponents. Priceless!

    drummer boydrummer boy4 months ago
  • dominated

    JCtEEvEEJCtEEvEE4 months ago
  • I find it gay, actually, weak, for big men to talk like spoiled or onion skinned kids - even though I like most of these players. 🙂

    Robin LeeRobin Lee4 months ago
  • Ruben: thinking he's the kobe stopper Kobe: Omae wa mou shindeiru

    Wesley D'John WrightWesley D'John Wright4 months ago
  • you the typical heathen that that picks a 'black' person you like and be a bigot toward the rest. devil

    Brew JBrew J5 months ago
  • Kb....best of all time....most skilled player ever.

    Francisco vanenFrancisco vanen5 months ago
  • Kobe is no.1 in my rank in terms of skills . Just Imagine if there's no Kobe in the Nba after Jordan...

    edsel solonedsel solon5 months ago
  • 1

    Keshawn WilliamsKeshawn Williams5 months ago
  • 🌟!$

    KingRolex CaceusKingRolex Caceus5 months ago
  • Dominated

    Patrick RuchPatrick Ruch5 months ago
  • Rest in Peace GiGi and Black Mamba.

    Patrick RuchPatrick Ruch5 months ago
  • Killer what a 🐐

    Fear lessFear less5 months ago
  • Kobe better then all players before him and better then all current NBA players

    damien skyzdamien skyz5 months ago
  • Dominated

    KeyShawn LewisKeyShawn Lewis5 months ago
  • RIP

    Willy AlegriaWilly Alegria5 months ago
  • Dominated

    Savy SavSavy Sav5 months ago
  • I love that you showed this appreciation of him BEFORE he died.

    kevin paulkevin paul5 months ago
  • I miss my childhood watching kobe play

    Neil SapnoNeil Sapno5 months ago
  • Thought its mayweather kissing kobe😂

    Jose antonio PajarilloJose antonio Pajarillo5 months ago
  • Dominated

    Damian JacksonDamian Jackson5 months ago
  • Dominated

    Awaez JiwaniAwaez Jiwani5 months ago
  • Actually if the Lakers won they would win their division and were a 2 seed, if they lost they were the 4 seed. Minnesota won the division that year. Also, they weren’t going for a 4th straight title, spurs won in 03 and ended that quest. They were going for 4 in 5 years. Just an FYI

    Roel Santos JrRoel Santos Jr5 months ago
  • What in thee fuck? Lmmfao!!!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    P. QuintonP. Quinton5 months ago
  • Dominated

    Supergamer.075Supergamer.0755 months ago
  • There are good players and there are great players and there is Kobe RIP mamba you will be missed

    Raheem JonesRaheem Jones5 months ago
  • Dominated

    vera ralphyvera ralphy6 months ago
  • New nickname : Ruben "You had One Job" Patterson 😆

    ExtraOrdinary MUSICExtraOrdinary MUSIC6 months ago